Biology is a fundamental scientific discipline focusing on formulating and testing hypotheses through observations and experiments in the lab or the field. As a Biology student, you will thus be actively involved in ongoing research in the various internationally oriented research groups of the Department of Biology, whatever the specialisation you choose.
Likewise, the teaching in each of these specialisations is supported by the staff and expertise of the research groups. In the specialisation “Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration”, emphasis lies on the global biodiversity crisis, one of the key elements of global change.
You acquire insight into the causes and consequences of the current worldwide loss of plant and animal species, and into the theory and practice of managing endangered species and the conservation and restoration of habitats. Linkages with society, for example, biodiversity policy, legislation and international treaties, will also be highlighted. Students will undertake an internship with an external organisation involved in conservation/restoration.
Last updated November 12, 2015